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Chulu West Peak Climbing

Trip Overview

The Chulu West Peak (6419m/21,060ft), located in the Annapurna Himalayan Range and part of the greater Damodar Himal, is one of the most beautiful summits in the Himalayas. The Peak sits above the Manag Valley offering a spectacular view of many peaks like Annapurna II, III, IV, Gangapurna, Glacier Dome, Dhaulagiri, Tilicho Peak, and Manaslu.



As you land at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, our team will greet you and transfer you to your hotel. After arriving at your hotel, you can relax and recover from your long journey. In the evening, you will be taken for short exploration around Thamel where you can find some fine dining restaurants, ATMs,Money Changers, gear shops and many more. After the exploration you will be taken to our office for trip briefing meeting and then to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

If any delay today, the briefing session will be done next day.

Today you will be taken for the sightseeing tour around Kathmandu which include Pashupatinath Temple and Bouddhanath stupa.

Pashupatinath Temple is the famous religious destination for the Hindus as it is one of the biggest Hindu temples devoted to Lord Shiva and lies at the bank of Bagmati River. It is also enlisted in UNESCOs world heritage site. During the visit you can see the cremation process of Hindu dead people at the bank of Bagmati River.

Bouddhanath stupa is another UNESCOs heritage site which is also one of the biggest stupas in terms of size and height. The site is peaceful and built based on Mahayana Buddhist Philosophy.

After the tour you will return to the hotel and prepare for the trip tomorrow.  Overnight at the hotel.

Today, we will drive to Dharapani, a small but beautiful village. Throughout the trip, the panorama of the hills and diminishing rivers will captivate us. Along the way, you'll see breathtaking views of snow-capped mountains, lush hills, rivers (the Trishuli and Marshyangdi are also famous rafting destinations), and villages. Overnight at a local lodge at Dharapani.  

After breakfast, we take a walk along the Marshyangdi River in the direction of the north. The trail gradually ascends to Bagarchhap and Danakyu, passing past Tibetan and Gurung settlements. A difficult ascent through the bush to Timang (2630m/8628ft) takes around an hour. The trail next takes us through the pine forest to Thanchok and Koto before arriving in Chame. From Chame, we get magnificent views of Annapurna II, Manaslu, and Lamjung Himal, as well as two little hot springs to enjoy in the evening.Overnight at Chame at local lodge.

Today, we walk to Talekhu and Bhratang along the banks of the Marsyangdi River through a magnificent pine grove. After the trail bends to a stony trail with a hissing sound of the river and a view of the mountains, we'll cross back to the south bank of the Marsyangdi through a suspension bridge at Swarga Dwari. We continue towards Pisang along the sandy magnificent flat after lunch in the tranquil Dhukur Pokhari. Overnight at local lodge at Pisang.

We will trek from Pisang to the beautiful Manang Valley. We'll take a stroll through the lovely pine and rhododendron woodlands. We will reach a ridge after about 2 hours of trekking, from where we will enjoy a great view of Manang. Then, to reach Manang village, we proceed through parched territory characterized by strange yellow rock cliffs worn into spectacular pillars alongside the trail. Overnight at local lodge in Manang.

Today is the day of acclimatization and rest during which we will get used to of the high altitude area. We will be exploring around the Manang as there are various attraction. We can visit to Bhojo Monastery or to Gangapurna lake for exploration. After full day of exploration and acclimatization, we will return to our lodge for the overnight.

After breakfast, we will start our day towards Leder through alpine vegetation and forest in the high altitude region. We will take a gradual ascent to the Yak Kharka and then to Leder where we will have our overnight at the local lodge.

Today we depart from the famous Annapurna Circuit and walk to Chulu East Base Camp. We can enjoy the the awesome vistas of the Annapurna Himalays in the way along with discovering the surrounding. Upon reaching the base camp, we will set up our camp and overnight at a tented camp.

From the Chulu Base Camp, we continue our trek towards the high camp. We follow the path making an uphill towards straight north. Once at the high camp, we set our tents and get some training regarding the peak climbing from our guide and other members. Overnight at the tented camp.

Today is, without a doubt, the most wonderful and awaited day on this trip. We start early in the morning from the high camp to top the lovely Chulu west peak, which offers a spectacular perspective of the Annapurna range. Enjoy your time at the summit of Chulu west before returning to Base Camp.Overnight at the tented camp.

Today is an extra day (for some unforeseen circumstances, possible delays and other reason) during our trip.

After breakfast at the base camp, we retrace our steps via the famous Annapurna circuit trail, often known as the Thorong La trek. Today’s trek is stunning, with views of Annapurna II, III, IV, Gangapurna, Tilicho, Tarekekang, and a slew of other peaks. Overnight at local lodge at Leder.

Leaving Leder, we start our trek towards Phedi, the base camp of Thorung La Pass via the beautiful Kone Khola Valley. We cross the Marshyangdi River on a covered wooden bridge and climb up the right bank's mountain trail for a time. Finally, a short track descends to the Thorung Phedi after crossing an unstable steep hill. Overnight at local lodge.

The hike to the Thorung La begins early in the morning. As we leave the camp, the trail becomes increasingly difficult. After nearly four hours of relentless climbing, the gradient eases as you approach the pass's Chorten and prayer flags. From the pass, we get a clear sight of the white-snow-covered mountains, the Kali Gandaki valley's head, and the brown and purple hills of Mustang that stretch out before us. After that, we start descending steeply towards Muktinath. After a few more hours of trekking, grassy slopes appear, followed by a lovely walk to Muktinath and its shrines and temples.Overnight at a local lodge at Muktinath.

In the morning, you will visit the temple complex. At the back of the Temple, 108 waterspouts are used as sacred taps for bathing. Devotees come here to bathe in the river, believing that it will wash away their sins. Following that, we hike downhill to Jomsom. On the way to Jomsom, we stop at Tibetan-style villages in Jharkot and Khingar and largely follow the valley bottom. From Jomsom, which is sprawled over both banks of the Kali Gandaki, we will enjoy spectacular views of the Nilgiri ranges. Overnight at local lodge at Jomsom.

After breakfast, we will transfer you to the Jomsom Airport for the scenic flight to Pokhara. As soon as you arrive in Pokhara, you will be transferd to hotel to get refresh. After sometime at hotel we will go for sightseeing around Pokhara. The places you will visit today will be International Mountain Museum, Davids Falls, Guptshowr Cave and boating in Phewa in the evening. Overnight at the hotel.

We bid farewell to Pokhara and drive back to Kathmandu. We will be driving through the Prithivi Highway and we can explore the living style of local people around the highway, different landscapes, river basins and others. Upon reaching Kathmandu, you will be transferred to the hotel and overnight at the hotel.

After breakfast at your Hotel, we take you to the mysterious Kathmandu city tour. This historical, cultural and spiritual city unveils the social and historical mysteries to visitors. You will walk through the narrow lanes of the ancient Kathmandu – the center of power – that includes markets of Ason, Glass beads market at Indrachowk, oldest supermarket at New Road, Kilagal, and Hidden Stupas inside the family courtyard.

Visit of Kathmandu Durbar Square – the administrative quarter of Malla Kings (fourteenth to eighteenth century), and Shah Kings who ruled Nepal from 1768 until 2008. The most unique experience in the square is the visit to the temple of the living goddess “Kumari”.

After the tour, return back to your Hotel. If you are staying in Thamel, you can hang around this bustling tourist market and enjoy shopping. Overnight in Hotel.

You will be transferred to the Tribhuwan International Airport for your departure to your home country with a heavy heart. We hope you had a wonderful time traveling with us and that the experience was unforgettable.

What is Included?

    • Airport pick up & Drop off
    • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu & Pokhara with breakfast
    • All food (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Two times tea biscuit)
    • Accommodation (Tents/tea houses as per Itinerary) during the climbing period
    • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during the climbing period
    • All required transportation
    • Trekking permit
    • Climbing permit
    • TIMS Permit
    • Guide, cook, Kitchen staff, Sherpa, porters, and other necessary staffs
    • All Camping Gears (Two men tents, dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, down jacket, sleeping bag, matrices, torchlight, water bottle, etc)
    • Hot drinks thrice a day during the climb
    • Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley
    • All food, drinks, accommodation, salary, Insurance, Medical Equipment, all camping gear, transport, etc for Nepalese staff
    • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu 
    • All government taxes

What is Excluded?

    • International flight and airport taxes
    • Nepal Visa Fees
    • Additional accommodation in Kathmandu
    • Meals (lunch & dinner) in Kathmandu and Pokhara
    • Travel Insurance
    • Personal expenses like phone bills, laundry, etc. 
    • Beverage, drink bills
    • Tips for the guides and drivers
    • Others not mentioned in the cost includes

Equipment Checklist


  • Climbing Gears (Personal)
  1. Ice axe
  2. Crampons
  3. Harness
  4. Tape Slings (2)
  5. Screwgate Karabiners (2 locks, 2 unlock)
  6. Descender/Abseil Device
  7. Plastic Mountaineering Boots
  8. Ascender
  9. Helmet (optional)


  • Climbing Gears (Group)


  1. Snow bar*
  2. Rope*
  3. Ice Hammer*
  4. Ice Screw*
  • Clothing:



  1. Sun hat or scarf
  2. Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  3. Sunglasses with UV protection

Upper Body Gear

  1. T-shirts
  2. Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  3. Fleece jacket or pullover
  4. Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
  5. Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  6. Down vest and/or jacket *



  1. Lightweight gloves
  2. Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal)

Lower Body

  1. Under Garments
  2. Hiking shorts
  3. Lightweight cotton long pants
  4. Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
  5. Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)
  6. Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants


  1. Thin, lightweight inner socks
  2. Thick, warm wool hiking socks
  3. Hiking boots with spare laces
  4. Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals) Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp
  5. Gaiters


  • Accessories


  1. Sleeping bag rated to -30 degrees centigrade and below (depends on season)*
  2. Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
  3. Trekking Bags/Duffel bag *
  4. Basic First Aid Kit
  5. Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry inside trek bag
  6. Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
  7. Trekking Poles
  8. Water bottle (2) or camel bag
  9. Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers, etc)
  10. Ear Plug (who know some people on group are snoring)


  • Toiletries


  1. 1 medium-sized quick-drying towel
  2. Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  3. Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
  4. Deodorants
  5. Nail clippers
  6. Face and body moisturizer
  7. Feminine hygiene products
  8. Small mirror


  • Personal Hygiene


  1. Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  2. Tissue /toilet roll
  3. Anti-bacterial hands wash


  • Extras/Luxuries


  1. Binoculars
  2. Reading book
  3. Trail Map/Guide book
  4. Journal & Pen
  5. Walkman
  6. Pencils and small notebooks

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